Angelina Jolie was recently accused of dragging her divorce proceedings against Brad Pitt. And her motive for doing so may have just been revealed.
According to Page Six, people know Jolie and Brad Pitt are puzzled with her motives. After all, the longer she drags the divorce proceedings, the more damage she would leave on her kids.
“This is a game she’s playing. She still has the kids for more of the time than he does and she’s trying to maintain that as long as possible,” a source said.
Angelina Jolie doesn’t reportedly want her divorce to end
The insider also said that Jolie has love-hate feelings for her ex-husband. And this is why at some level, she doesn’t want their divorce to end.
“She’s trying to hold on,” the source said.
Brad Pitt able to keep his skeletons in the closet because of Angelina Jolie
An insider also told the publication that Jolie’s maneuvering has only served to burnish her ex-husband’s good-guy image. And it also helped keep the focus off some of the skeletons in his closet.
Earlier this month, Jolie requested Judge John W. Ouderkirk to be removed from her custody case. A source close to the situation said that Jolie was the one that filed for divorce. As such, there’s nothing she wants more than for the proceedings to end.
However, Pitt’s camp doesn’t think so. They accused Jolie of dragging out the proceedings without thinking of what this could do to their six children.
Jolie’s request also came in the heels of reports that her relationship with Brad Pitt has improved. The Ad Astra actor visited his kids at Jolie’s home twice in recent weeks.
However, reports revealed that Pitt doesn’t have a relationship with his three eldest children.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie’s fight for custody
A source also said that Pitt has been fighting for joint custody of his kids.
“Brad does spend time with the kids but there are still limits and that’s the frustrating part. In California, custody is [typically] 50-50… But in reality, Brad doesn’t have 50 percent custody. Both parents want to spend as much time as possible with the kids but under the current arrangement, it seems significantly weighted in favor of their spending time with her. Hopefully, it will be more equitable in the future,” sources said.
Meanwhile, there are also claims suggesting that Jolie is just hurting her reputation by making her ex-husband look bad.
“I’m not saying she’s perfect, or the sanest person around. But he wore the pants in that relationship… He’s much tougher than he lets on. That boyish, good guy image is just an image,” another insider said.
Brad Pitt and Jolie will face each other in court in October.